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Leather, Hide & Skin Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Leather, Hide & Skin Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.240 | Mar 2017

Tailing off: Industry revenue is expected to decline in 2016-17 as competition intensifies

IBISWorld’s Leather, Hide & Skin Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Increased competition from substitute products has negatively affected the industry
  • Leather substitutes are become more popular with manufacturers as they are increasing in quality
  • The loss of EU funding for farmers could significantly affect the supply of leather
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Leather, Hide and Skin Wholesaling industry's revenue is expected to contract over the five years through 2016-17. This is due to volatile leather and livestock prices in addition to changes in downstream leather product manufacturing industries, such as leather furniture and footwear. The industry is highly dependent on trends and activities in downstream leather product manufacturing industries. Increased competition from substitute products has negatively affected industry growth over the past five years, though higher purchasing and selling prices have somewhat limited its effect on revenue. In addition, changes in the volume of leather traded internationally influenced wholesale volumes and revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry has a low level of market share concentration. The industry has no major players, with no company holding market share above 5%. The four largest firms operating in the industry are estimated to account for an extremely low 7.3% of total industry revenue in 2016-17. The majority of firms operating in the industry are small, independently operated companies, with 90% of enterprises employing fewer than 10 people in 2016, although some larger firms are vertically integrated with upstream leather tanners.

Although market share concentration is low, it has increased slightly in recent years. IBI.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Leather, Hide & Skin Wholesaling Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Leather, Hide & Skin Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream demand from manufacturing and Demand from footwear manufacturing in the Leather, Hide & Skin Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Leather, Hide & Skin Wholesaling Industry?

    Companies in this industry wholesale hides, skins and leather. They sell these products to downstream companies, such as apparel and furniture manufacturers.

    Industry Products
    Bovine leather - prime cattleBovine leather - adult cattleSheepskins and sheep leatherExotic leathers, skins and furs
    Industry Activities
    Hide wholesaling Skin wholesaling Leather wholesaling

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Downstream demand from manufacturing
  • Demand from footwear manufacturing
  • Number of livestock slaughtered
  • World price of crude oil
  • Current Performance
  • Poor conditions
  • Profit volatility
  • Downstream demand
  • Substitute products
  • Enterprises and establishments
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Strong competition
  • Supply constraints
  • Imports hit industry revenue
  • Significant shrinkage
  • Table: Leather, Hide & Skin Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Leather, Hide & Skin Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • Office & Shop Furniture Manufacturing
  • Sporting Goods Manufacturing
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dairy Cattle Raising
  • Tanning and Dressing of Leather; Dressing and Dyeing of Fur
  • Products & Services
  • Bovine leather - prime cattle
  • Bovine leather - adult cattle
  • Sheepskins and sheep leather
  • Other
  • Exotic leathers, skins and furs
  • Chart: Leather, Hide & Skin Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Levels of disposable income
  • Manufacturing activity
  • Consumer taste and preferences
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Major Markets
  • Furniture manufacturers
  • Footwear manufacturers
  • Automotive and other transport manufacturers
  • Clothing manufacturers
  • Handbag and wallet manufacturers
  • Other
  • Glove manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Leather, Hide & Skin Wholesaling Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Leather, Hide & Skin Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Leather, Hide & Skin Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Leather, Hide & Skin Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Leather, Hide & Skin Wholesaling Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Full-Grain Leather
  • Hides that have not been sanded, buffed or snuffed to remove imperfections. High-quality leather furniture and footwear are often made of full-grain leather.
  • Tanning
  • The upstream processing of animal skins to make leather.
  • Vertical Integration
  • The degree of vertical integration is the extent to which a firm owns its upstream suppliers and its downstream buyers. Wholesalers are commonly owned by manufacturers or retailers.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • The process by which manufacturers avoid wholesalers and establish direct relationships with retailers.

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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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